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The 47th Annual NY Film Festival

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The NY Film Festival needs little introduction. Every year much anticipated films from well respected and brand new directors are screened alongside a timeless classic or two. With categories that range from Religious Interest (Lars Von Trier’s ANTICHRIST) to Women’s Interest (Bong Joon-ho’s MOTHER) to French (Jacques Rivette’s AROUND A SMALL MOUNTAIN) to American Independents (Todd Solondz’s LIFE DURING WARTIME and Harmony Korine’s TRASH HUMPERS) there is an exciting amount of talent.

For the past 13 years, NYFF has also included Views From the Avant-Garde in their line up. This year features 61 works beginning with a reconstruction of Pier Paolo Passolini’s 1963 RAGE, and includes a never before seen film shot and edited by the late Norman Mailer, “an untitled, experimental psychodrama” made in Brooklyn in 1947.

And to lighten things up there will be a one time only screening of the newly restored and remastered (“with six times higher resolution than standard DVD”) WIZARD OF OZ.

The New York Film Festival runs Sept. 25 – Oct. 11. See guide for screening times and locations.